Monday, August 08, 2016

As It Snows

some collect the names of famous diamonds,
majolica in palest green,
I collect the scenes cloud framed

outside my window
and the seamless seams
of light;

and every night, the lilac moon
I cannot see as it comes up
on the other side

of my building.
some collect pressed flowers in a book
or the remnants of stars

as they fall to earth;
but I am coated with silver
whenever it rains;

with diamonds,
as it snows

mary angela douglas 8 august 2016